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The Jesus and Mary Chain sue WMG over copyright termination

Around the time of their 1985 debut album ’Psychocandy’ The Jesus and Mary Chain were famous for fighting – with the audience and with each other. Now, in 2021, they’re in a battle with Warner Music Group over...
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Music clips startup Songclip strikes deal with WMG

Songclip is one of the startups trying to help app developers use licensed music in fields from social and dating to fitness and games. It raised an $11m funding round in March, and now it has a deal with Warner Music...
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Music marketing focus: Russia and Eastern Europe

The final day of Music Ally's Sandbox Summit Global online conference last week started with a session exploring trends in Russia and Eastern Europe. Vladimir Yurchenko, international marketing manager at Warner Music...
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WMG deal brings East African label WCB-Wasafi into its fold

Independent labels – often owned by artists – have become an important part of Africa’s emerging music industries. That’s why the global majors are so keen to strike deals with them, offering a path to global audiences...
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Sony, WMG, Hybe and more invest in startup Fave’s seed round

We first wrote about Fave as one of this year’s cohort of startups taking part in the Techstars Music accelerator. We described it as focusing on ‘superfan gamification’ then, but now we know a little more about...
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Behind The Campaign: KSHMR

DJ and producer KSHMR had his international breakthrough in 2015 with ‘Secrets’. For the release of ‘One More Round’ in October 2020, a major push was planned, most significantly through a partnership with gaming...
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Warner Music Group’s Q1 revenues grew by 17% year-on-year

Warner Music Group published its latest financial results yesterday, for the first quarter of 2021 – the company's fiscal Q2. It saw revenues grow by 17% year-on-year to $1.25bn, including growth of 17% for its recorded...
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WMG steps further into the metaverse with Genies and Wave

When Warner Music Group’s chief digital officer and EVP of business development Oana Ruxandra appeared for a keynote at the NY:LON Connect conference earlier this year, gaming and the wider metaverse loomed large in the...
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Warner Music Asia moves into esports with ESPL deal

We’ve written about the crossover between the music and esports industries, with labels, streaming services and individual artists alike seeking partnerships with professional gaming teams and tournaments. The latest...
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Spotify strikes WMG podcasts deal and rebrands Dissect for UK

We’ve seen Spotify doing deals with podcast production companies, and major labels doing deals with podcast production companies. The logical next step comes with the announcement by Warner Music Group and Spotify that...
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Sandbox Issue 273 :: Marketing electronic music in 2021

Lead: Historically,  DSPs – tech platforms with slightly younger, early-adopter user bases – were a place where electronic artists readily found success. So what are the best approaches to DSP marketing of electronic...
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WMG and Rothco launch ‘Saylists’ speech therapy playlists

The word ‘saylists’ sounds like a terrible piece of branding, perhaps for playlists of podcasts. Thankfully it’s not: it’s actually an interesting initiative launched by Warner Music Group and Accenture...